Album of the Week: Michael Kiwanuka, 'KIWANUKA'

Michael Kiwanuka, 'KIWANUKA'

On Kiwanuka's self-titled album, he embraces all his influences from Curtis Mayfield to Joni Mitchell, all while cementing his identity as a powerful voice capable of crafting songs that confront personal narratives and the human condition.

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Longtime local music mainstay Terry Katzman has died

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The Current learned Saturday that Terry Katzman, a longtime fixture in the Minnesota music scene, has died. For decades, Katzman has been a champion of bands like Hüsker Dü, the Suburbs, the Replacements and many others. Notably, in January 1982, Katzman was on hand to record a performance by the Replacements at a rent party…

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The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

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A family of pastors hell-bent on saving souls. A pro-sticker Washington wife. A B-horror blood-gusher with a heart of gold. Plus...Prince's photographer? This episode's cast of characters is just a peek at the wild ride of the Peters Brothers, the evangelical trio who hosted record burnings and condemned rock music throughout the 1980s. But for all the Peters' popcorn-worthy stunts, you could say darkness was at play.

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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers


In the '80s, controversial St. Paul ministers the Peters Brothers traveled around America preaching about the dangers of rock music. From shock-rock to suggestive pop, this playlist compiles some of the songs that fueled the Peters Brothers' protests against rock & roll.

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Coffee Break: The world of Neil Young

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Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young is 74 today, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from the world of Neil Young - originals, covers, collaborations, etc.?

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Booker T. Jones

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Booker T. Jones


The Monkees' debut album started a long run at No. 1; Lionel Richie had a massive hit with 'All Night Long'; fans and friends celebrated the life of legendary BBC DJ John Peel; Spotify responded to Taylor Swift's rebuff; and Booker T. Jones was born, Today in Music History.

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